I believe the best answer to your question is to cite what the late Bertrand Russell said about the subject. He was asked why, with his great mind, he believed in evolution instead of in creation. He answered that if he believed in evolution he could continue to live life as a profligate; whereas, if he believed in creation, that would presuppose a Creator, to whom he would have to be accountable, and he could no longer live a dissolute life, given up to dissipation and licentiousness! I'm sure he knows the absolute truth of God's Word now! I just sincerely hope that he made the decision to accept Jesus as Savior before it was too late for him!
I believe that those who get so infuriated and respond so vehemently when evolution is called into question, do so for basically the same reason - they do not wish to be held accountable to a higher standard, required by a Creator God or to believe the clear truth of His Word, the Bible which states "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God, the Father."Philippians 2:11,12(NIV)
Personally, I don't have enough blind, unreasoned, faith to believe in the fairy tales and myths of evolution! Not surrounded as I am every day by all this obvious proof of a Creator God! To say nothing about the fact that I have a personal relation with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!